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Tougher Than Leather (1988)

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87 min | Crime, Drama, Music

Legendary hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. stars in this cross between a blaxploitation film and a spaghetti western. They must find and punish the evil drug lord-record company executive who murdered their friend. Along the way, they encounter ...See moreLegendary hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. stars in this cross between a blaxploitation film and a spaghetti western. They must find and punish the evil drug lord-record company executive who murdered their friend. Along the way, they encounter racist bikers, blonde bimbos, and the Beastie Boys! Written by Brad Carty See less
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Director
Writers
Bill Adler (story, credit shared with Lyor Cohen) | Ric Menello | Rick Rubin
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Opening weekend
$748,193
Gross (US & Canada)
$3,582,760
Gross (World)
$3,582,760
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Release date
Sep 16, 1988 (United States)

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Darryl McDaniels
Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels   See fewer
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Daniel Simmons
Prison Warden Prison Warden   See fewer
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Jason Mizell
Jason 'Jam Master Jay' Mizell Jason 'Jam Master Jay' Mizell   See fewer
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Joseph Simmons
Joseph 'Run' Simmons Joseph 'Run' Simmons   See fewer
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Richard Edson
Bernie Carteez Bernie Carteez   See fewer
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George Godfrey
Nathan Burdette Nathan Burdette   See fewer
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Rick Rubin
Vic Ferrante Vic Ferrante   See fewer
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Ric Menello
Arthur Ratnor Arthur Ratnor   See fewer
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Steven N. Williams
Vic's Bodyguard No. 2 Vic's Bodyguard No. 2   See fewer
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Russell Simmons
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Adam Yauch
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Mike D
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Adam Horovitz
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Raymond White
Raymond 'Runny Ray' Walker Raymond 'Runny Ray' Walker   See fewer
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Mickey Rubin
Marty Ferrante Marty Ferrante   See fewer
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Lois Ayres
Charlotte Hopper Charlotte Hopper   See fewer
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The Junkyard Band
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Michael Cesarano
Concertgoer Concertgoer   See fewer
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Vanya Edwards
Hasidic Jew Hasidic Jew   See fewer
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Francesca Hodge-Abbey
Mrs. Walker Runny Ray Walkers Mother Mrs. Walker Runny Ray Walkers Mother   See fewer
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Christopher Jones
Bodyguard #5 Bodyguard #5   See fewer
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George Meyers
Vic's Bodyguard (as Rick Rhodes) Vic's Bodyguard (as Rick Rhodes)   See fewer
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Vic Noto
Bartender Steve Bartender Steve   See fewer
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Slick Rick
Actor (as MC Ricky D) Actor (as MC Ricky D)   See fewer
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John D. Bair
Bad Dancer (uncredited) Bad Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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James 'Hotfeet' Davis
Bouncer (uncredited) Bouncer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kariim Ratcliff
Stage Dancer (uncredited) Stage Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.7 / 10 | 299 votes